Even though the rules surrounding breaking in new vehicles are no longer as strict as they were in the past, there are still a few things to remember. We recommend starting things off slowly. Find out why you shouldn't go full throttle straight away, and why the highway isn’t the best place to break in your vehicle.
Just like the engine, other components also need to get a certain amount of mileage under their belts before you can use them at full power. So:
If you go full throttle right from the start, you risk excessive oil consumption and reducing the lifespan of the engine. Did you know? Speed fluctuations are good for a new engine. By around 1,500 km, the engine should be broken in. But even then, try not to drive too fast before the oil reaches a temperature of over 80°C. This will normally be by around 5 km into your drive, but in cold wintery weather it can be longer.